The movie based on “Lone Survivor” is far enough in production to have trailers

I found the book Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 riveting.  I’m not sure I have the courage to watch a movie, which hits as a different emotional level.  If you’re interested, here are the trailers.

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  1. says

    This is what media and entertainment is supposed to be though. Things that test people’s internal fortitude and challenges them to overcome their own mental, emotional, spiritual limits. That is what ‘thinking’ was originally supposed to be when reacting to art.
     
    However, I cannot quite say the recent modern re-interpretation of social and mind control makes for a trust worthy source. They can easily botch the application and make unnecessary emotional scars. Some are better at emotional surgery than others in this day and age.

  2. Libby says

    I’m torn. I loved the book, so I would like to support the movie financially to send a message to Hollywood that this type of depiction of the military is more profitable than the usual anti-war dreck (we saw Act of Valor on opening weekend for this reason). However, I’m concerned that they’ve taken Lutrell’s amazing story and his complex emotional journey and larded it up with the usual Hollywood cliches, stock military characters and anti-war message. So, I guess I’ll wait for the reviews to verify they’ve stayed true to the book.

  3. says

    Hollywood’s problem isn’t profit. Maybe when they get a 50% tax on movies and actor payments they’ll worry about whether ideology trumps profits, but currently they don’t have to make the choice. Although newspapers have, they chose ideology over profit.
     
    Hollywood has a scheme in place to pick up ideas from popular books and popularize it. In the doing, certain people get that “cha ching” in the bank. Where this money goes, what war it funds, and who gets to profit from it… are a bit opaque.

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